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Closing during the holidays

26 November 2020

We would like to inform you that our offices will be closed from December 21 to December 31 for the holiday season.

The entire Parkinson Québec team will be back on January 4, 2020.

 

Specialized resources to know

We invite you to contact the following specialized resources if you wish to speak directly to someone:

  • Écoute entraide
    The line is aimed at people with all kinds of problems, including:
    – Calls related to mental health
    – Depression
    – Anxiety
    – Solitude and isolation
    – Separation
    – Family problems, etc.

Montreal: 514 278-2130 / Toll-free: 1 844 294-2130
The crisis line is available 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to midnight.

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Building your care team

24 November 2020

Your needs in terms of care and support will evolve as the disease progresses. You will need a care team to accompany you and to support you physically and emotionally.

 

Parkinson’s disease is a complex disease. It requires a multidisciplinary approach. In addition to your neurologist, your healthcare team should include a variety of healthcare professionals who will be able to suggest different therapies to treat all of the facets of the disease.

Some of these professionals are:

  • Neurologists
  • Speech therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Chiropractors
  • Kinesiologists
  • Psychologists

 

When is it necessary to assemble this care team?

You should start looking for members…

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Research : The Risks of Concussion

4 November 2020

A concussion can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by 57%

Winter is approaching, which announces the beginning of hockey season. Whoever your favorite team is, you know that this sport bears certain risks, notably the risk of getting a concussion. Concussions are movements of the brain in the skull linked to blows to the head, neck or face.

These concussions, often benign,belong to the category of mild traumatic brain injuries. They should not, however, be taken lightly. They appear to increase the risk of developing several neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease.

The study

A study led by a group of researchers…

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Testimony of Hélène Tousignant

3 November 2020

Taking care of myself while taking care of the other.

An ability to bounce back in spite of hardship

An old friend recently revealed to me that he has always been astonished by my ability to bounce back when faced with difficult situations. Oh come on !… He tells this when I have just gone through a pretty difficult time, thank you very much!

Marc, my sweet love, is losing his strength; we’ve been going from one specialist to the next: physiotherapist, nutritionist, speech therapist, neurologist, trainer, etc. He is suffering more and more, has lost his beautiful smile which made me…

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National Caregiver Week 2020

2 November 2020

Caregivers act with affection and love and are often close to exhaustion but also to financial impoverishment. There are solutions!
Discover the campaign and tools of the Regroupement des aidants naturels du Québec.

Exhaustion and impoverishment

To love without sparing oneself. Caregivers perform an essential invisible work with the most vulnerable population in Quebec. Thanks to their devotion and love, Quebec society as a whole benefits.

Through this campaign, RANQ wish to thank the caregivers who act with love but also to claim the importance of supporting them on several levels:

  • physical,
  • psychological
  • financial,

Solutions exist so that caregivers can fulfill their role while…

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